A parabatai. Like he was. And Jace knew, too, what that faded rune meant: a parabatai whose other half was dead. He felt his sympathy leap toward Brother Zachariah, as he imagined himself without Alec, with only that faded rune to remind him where once he had been bonded to someone who knew all the best and worst parts of his soul.
#can we just talk about how sherlock doesn’t look at john until john leaves#he couldn’t look john in the eye and lie #he just couldn’t #he stares at one point#doesn’t even trust himself anymore #and yet he says all that#knowing he’d probably piss john #make him leave#he lets the only person that matters to him call him a machine and leave him in the end#because he knows there’s greater good he has to do now #he has to save john#because friends protect people
I’ve finally accepted that these people get what true happiness and love are.